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Korea develops contact lens that can treat glaucoma

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15-Nov-16 The Gwangju Institute of Science & Technology in Korea has developed a contact lens for glaucoma treatment that improves drug delivery efficiency by adding vitamin to soft contact lenses. Fat-soluble vitamin A and vitamin E lump with each other in the inside of a contact lens and form a concrete surface which absorbs and maintains more glaucoma medication. [image: Business Korea]

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Apollo Hospitals expands by establishing super-speciality tertiary hospital in Navi Mumbai

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14-Nov-16 Apollo Hospitals in Navi Mumbai is the 66th hospital in the pioneering group’s network. The hospital is equipped with advanced diagnostics including AlluraClarity Cath Lab – the most advanced Cath Lab in India, digital mammogram, X-ray stereotactic biopsy, 3 Tesla MRI and more. The hospital will provide comprehensive services in major specialities. [image: Apollo Hospitals]

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J&J and Stryker announce partnerships with Indo UK Institute of Health

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14-Nov-16 J&J has entered into a collaboration with the Indo UK Institute of Health to deliver medical technology and surgical education in the field of orthopaedics, to the 11 IUIH 'medicities' being established in India. Meanwhile, Stryker announced a 20-year collaboration IUIH as a partner in the orthopaedic areas of hip, knee and trauma. [image: Indo UK Institute of Health / Somer Design]

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Over 30m diabetics in India in one decade

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14-Nov-16 In the last one decade, the number of diabetes patients in India increased by over 30 mn due to sedentary lifestyle and erratic schedule mostly common in the age group of 20-40 years, said the country’s leading diabetic experts. In 2000, there were around 31.7 mn persons diagnosed with diabetes, and by 2015 the figure had increased to 62 mn. [image: Imperial College London]

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Malaysia's IHH sells 30% of unit to Chinese insurer

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14-Nov-16 IHH Healthcare, the largest Malaysia-based hospital operator by market capitalization, has divested a 29.9% stake in its indirectly held unit PCH Holding to Chinese firm TK Healthcare Investment. IHH's subsidiary, Parkway Group Healthcare will still hold a 70.1% stake in PCH Holding. PCH, formerly known as Parkway China Holding, holds a chain of clinics and hospitals in China. [image: IHH Healthcare]

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